If any team other than the Steelers had the same roster and played in the same division as the Ravens and Bengals, the predictions for 2013 would be dire.
But these are the Steelers. They find ways to overachieve when they’re counted out, and that helped them finish in the top half of our preseason power rankings.
Could they finish far lower in the final power rankings come January? Sure. But the Rooneys know how to run a football team and Mike Tomlin knows how to coach it. We’ve got a feeling that the Steelers will come out swinging, with large chips affixed to each shoulder.